Builds A Sinister Cruiser - 1996 3x Locked FZJ80 Build (1 Viewer)

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Well my first Cruiser is base lined now, so I suppose I should start a build thread as the fun mods begin.

After trading in my 15' Tundra Platinum my garage was without a Toyota for 2 years. Then I went down the Land Cruiser YouTube rabbit hole, which let me to google and finding Mud. After a five month long search I found a clean, low milage, triple locked black FZJ80. Only issue was it was located in Tucson AZ, and I was in Sacramento CA. So I sent the deposit and hopped on a plane. Two days later I was back home with my new rig.

History:

The rig was originally purchased in Tennessee where it stayed for two years until the owner was transferred to AZ for work. At this time he was given a company car, so the Cruiser saw less use than most. The original owner would have made Cruiser Dan proud, as it was exclusive dealer service with no expense spared during its first 20 years. With 134K, it was sold to the second owner in 2016.

The second owner purchased it for his wife for carpool duty, after seeing countless dropped goldfish and a new head gasket. I was able to purchase it in a divorce sale last October with 158k miles.

1996 FZJ80
Black w/ Oak interior
-K294 F/R Lockers
-Sunroof
-Running Boards
-Gold Package
-RS3000
-Okie Car Phone
-Rear Wind Defletor
*Roof Rack Delete
Dealer- Fox Toyota Clinton TN
Purchase Price- $50,994.00
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Baseline Parts Replaced:
-OEM TPS Sensor and IAC
-OEM Intake Tube
-OEM Belts
-OEM Throttle Cable
-OEM Fuel Filter
-OEM Windshield/Seal
-OEM Window Chanels
-OEM Door Panel Felt Strips
-OEM Belt Moulding (Chrome)
-OEM Gutter Mouldings
-OEM Passenger Quarter Window Seals
-OEM Quarter Sliding Window Seals and Chanels
-OEM Quarter Vents
-OEM Fender Flare Gaskets and Hardware
-OEM Front Door Handles
-OEM Door Weather Stripping
-Cruiser Parts Steering Wheel
-SuperiorDash Wood Trim Kit
-OEM Dash Vents
-OEM Cluster Cover and D Light
-OEM Power Steering Pump, Cooler, Resivor and All Lines
-OEM Hatch/Cargo Weather Stripping
-OEM Diverter Valve
-OEM Sun Visors (Used)
-OEM Side Mirrors
-OEM Tail Lights
-OEM Turn Signals
-OEM Oil Pump Seal
-OEM Driver Seat Switch and Gears

Baseline Services within the last 10k Miles:
-Transmission Flushed
-Diffs Serviced
-Trasfercase Serviced
- Head Gasket Done
-Paintless Dent Removal
-Ceramic Pro Bronze (2 Year)
-Ceramic Tint All Windows
-Hood Black Out
-Powder Coated Rear Deflector

After Market Parts/Mods Installed:
-Wits End liners
-Wits End Tall Scout Box
-Wits End APU
-Wits End Fire Extinguisher Mount W/ Locking Lid
-Wits End Useless Cubby Mount
- WellVisors
-OEM Hood Deflector
-Bowfin Cruisers Rack
-WeatherTech Mats
-OEM CDL Switch
-BH3D Cup Holders

Parts to be installed:
-Delta Attic Storage
-Delta Lift Bracket
-King Adjustable Shocks and Steering Stabilizer
-Method Beadlock 105's W/ 37" KM3's.
-Wits End Window Mod
-Warn 9.5 XP-S
-Safari Snorkle
- Cruiser Parts Front Leather and OEM Foam
-OEM Hand Throttle
-Scangauge 2 w/Outsane Mount
-JDM Fan

Future Plans:
-Slee 4" Lift Kit ( Waiting on King Shocks)
-Slee Shortbus
-Slee Rear Bumper
-Slee Tube Sliders
-Nitro Gear 4.88's
-IBS Dual Battery
-ARB Drawers
-Long Rage America 24 Gallon Subtank ( Waiting for Georg to get back in Stock)
-Wits End Turbo Kit
 
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Yes, its horrible lol. I wanted it to be as clean as possible. However not showroom OCD, as I want to actually use the rig.

Going through the same...I'll be posting a retroactive build thread soon, but I've undergone quite a transformation...but also excited to get my truck on some trails!!! I lived in Roseville for many years by the way! Great area. In LA now.
 

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If I'm reading your thread correctly, you're running 37s on stock gears and stock suspension. What's acceleration like? Any rubbing when turning or when flexing the suspension?

Cheers
 
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If I'm reading your thread correctly, you're running 37s on stock gears and stock suspension. What's acceleration like? Any rubbing when turning or when flexing the suspension?

Cheers
If I'm reading your thread correctly, you're running 37s on stock gears and stock suspension. What's acceleration like? Any rubbing when turning or when flexing the suspension?

Cheers
The 37’s were put on to test fit. I left them on for storage purposes until my Kings come in and the rig goes to Slee for the lift.
I had to take off the bumper corners and there is still rubbing on the fender flairs. My rig had decent power in stock form. Could be a factory freak, could be the newer head job. Either way these wheels and tires are significant heavier than stock, so I will be upgrading to 4.88’s.
 

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